Inulin is a plant storage carbohydrate made from fructose polymers. Usually made from Chicory root of Jerusalem artichoke, it is used by the health industry as a prebiotic fiber. Prebiotic fiber is found in many foods, but some people need a supplement in order to have the perfect gut health. You don’t actually digest inulin, but it goes through the digestive system where colonies of bacteria use it for fuel. Inulin can be used for a multitude of issues such as osteoporosis, lowering cholesterol, and diabetes. Inulin may alleviate constipation and help with bowel disease. Inulin can be used to replace sugar, fat and flour as it is neutral in taste and color, making it a great additive.